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Acura TSX, Car Leasing, Sedan
#1247 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [kyfdx]
Apr 04, 2009 (1:30 pm)
I know the Acura is a higher end car. I would like to own an even nicer car than the Acura and had plans to do so before last July. Economic uncertainty has lead me to be very cautious about committing to anything too expensive right now. I'm currently the owner of a 2004 CRV EX. It has been great, but I would like to tow a small trailer and the RAV4 with the 6 cylinder can tow 3500 lbs whereas my CRV can't tow enough to make it worthwhile to try. I need a second car for the wife and I have the choice of getting a new car for me or for her. She would be fine with any safe car that will drive in the Michigan winters. The CRV does do that well. But it has 80,000 miles on it and needs tires and brakes. It seems I might want to trade it before its resale goes down more, although it has no other problems and could easily go 250,000 miles. (I have a friend who has that on his 2004.) Anyway, this is how I came the the list of cars I am considering. The TSX would be kind of a consolation prize for me not getting the real luxury car I was planning on last year if I went for it.
#1248 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [pshooper]
Apr 05, 2009 (6:07 am)
Have you driven both an 09 4 cylinder Accord and the 09 TSX? I know the TSX is just a fancy European Accord, but boy do they feel different. The V6 Accord has a similar MSRP to the TSX, but doesn't appear to lease as well right now. Leasing a 4 cylinder Accord LX/EX/EX-L would save you some money and you'd get a bigger car that takes regular gas and is cheaper to insure, but it's quite a different car.
If anyone from Honda is reading this, the wheel covers on the Accord LX have got to go. Why do you punish people for choosing an LX?
#1249 of 2443 My Lease Deal on a 2009 TSX Base
Apr 05, 2009 (7:14 am)
I just leased a 2009 TSX Base Manual Transmission for:
36 months / 15k miles a year
$361.85 ($383.56 total with 6% FL State Tax)
$660 total due at signing (includes first month $383.56 and all DMV/FL fees)
I am VERY happy with my deal. I emailed several dealerships in the state that had the colors I wanted in the 6 speed manual transmission. Three other dealers said they could not go that low. Delray Acura in FL was great, in/out in an hour, did not try to sell me anything extra, they did not play any games, straight up deal.
I absolutely LOVE this car! Full of great features and lots fun to drive with the manual transmission! For me, I feel the TSX Base 6MT is a perfect balance of performance, luxury, economy and value!
#1250 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [acuhonfan]
Apr 05, 2009 (7:42 am)
I drove the TSX, but not the Accord. TSX steering was a little sensitive to me, but I could probably get used to it. The insurance costs on the TSX are really weighing heavily on my decision. I am going to call my insurance company Monday and see exactly what I would be paying. It looks like they are close to $75 per month more for the TSX!
#1251 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [pshooper]
Apr 05, 2009 (9:22 am)
When I leased my TSX, I switched from Geico to Allstate. 6 mos premiums are about $90 lower then if I would stay with Geico. Also, even Civic with Geico is about $30 higher then my TSX with Allstate. My point is that you should shop around. Maybe fill out a few online quotes. Allstate is now directly competing with Geico, they might give you a better rate.
#1252 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [pshooper]
Apr 05, 2009 (10:54 am)
My insurance agent told me the TSX is going to be about $80 more per month then my 4cyl Accord EXL, I'm going to shop around and see if I can get it cheaper. I thought it would be a little more, but didn't expect that big of an increase.
#1253 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [marys236]
Apr 05, 2009 (11:45 am)
$80 per month!?!? That's about $900 per year!!! What area are you from? I would try Allstate online. If you answer all questions honestly, you can get an pretty accurate quote without running the license and VIN.
#1254 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [pshooper]
Apr 05, 2009 (12:56 pm)
Here in Boston, my rates went up $300 a year from a 2006 EX-L V6 Accord to the TSX. Since my payments went down almost $300 a year on the new lease, it was a wash. $900 a year seems outrageous. I'm even being surcharged for a fender bender 3 years ago. I think my total premium is $1600 and insurance here is $$$$$$$.
#1255 of 2443 Re: Comparing Leasing to Buying TCO's per mile [dolsey01]
Apr 05, 2009 (2:59 pm)
I guess it could be worse. You could be living in NYC, or pretty much anywhere in NJ.
#1256 of 2443 2009 tsx leasing
Apr 05, 2009 (4:24 pm)
Dealer offered TSX w/o nav: 10,000 miles/yr, $316/month(including tax, reg,etc) with $1680.00 due at signing. This includes $750 ASAP coupon from Honda Financial. This is "out the door". This seems to be the basic offer from Honda Financial for those who previously leased an Acura. Good deal? or should I ask the dealer to give a little more since the deal he's giving me is really a Honda Financial offer not anything directly from the dealer - as far as I can tell?